Wesley Cash, USA 55s Advance in Tennis Worlds

Sue Bartlett, Great Britian 55s also win

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Wesley Cash and Sue Bartlett posted doubles wins Wednesday to lead their respective teams to victory in the 2014 ITF Seniors World Team Championships in Boca Raton, Fla.

Cash teamed with Michael Tammen for a 6-1, 6-1 win as USA (2-0) defeated Switzerland (0-2), 3-0 ,in the Men's 55s. USA singles wins went to Dan Waldman and Mark Vines.

Thursday Semis: The No. 3 seeded American team captured Group C and faces No.6 Germany in a quarterfinals match Thursday.

Playing for Great Britain, Bartlett teamed with Anne Clark to win the doubles match as the Brits swept past Canada, 3-0, in Women's 55s. Great Britain wins Group B to advance to the semifinals.

Thursday's semis: (1) USA vs. (4) Australia; (2) Great Britain vs. (3) France.

A third Tennessee player, Fran Chandler (Jackson, Tenn.) won her singles match to help guide the USA Women's 50s to a 3-0 win against Mexico and win Group A. The No.1 seeded USA receives a bye in the quarterfinals..

Schedules and results are listed at itftennis.com.

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net


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